Parkinson's Diseases Specialist Hastings NE

In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors.

Pushpa Narayanaswami, MD
(402) 463-1250
2727 W 2nd St Ste 340
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Ne
Group Practice: Central Nebraska Neurology

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Lorraine Lynn Edwards, MD
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1992

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Lorraine L Edwards
(402) 463-1250
2727 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
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Neurology

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Dr.Brian Boes
(402) 483-7226
2631 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1991
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Devakumaran J Kumar, MD
(308) 381-9803
410 S Webb Rd
Grand Island, NE
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Neurology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Graduation Year: 1991

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Paul Larsen
(402) 463-4521
715 N Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
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Neurology

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Dr.Lorraine Edwards
(402) 463-1250
2727 W 2nd St # 340
Hastings, NE
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F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Neurologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Central Nebraska Neurology
(402) 463-1250
2727 W 2nd St Ste 340
Hastings, NE

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Eric William Pierson, MD
(402) 488-3002
2222 S 16th St Ste 305
Lincoln, NE
Specialties
Neurological Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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Ahmed Hussein Sadek, MD
Grand Island, NE
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Neurology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1989

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Another Genetic Risk for Parkinson's

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By Kathryn Ayers

A number of small studies have suggested that a mutation in the gene that produces the protein alpha-synuclein (SNCA) may play a role in the onset of the degenerative neurological condition known as Parkinson’s disease. Now a large multi-nation study confirms that the mutation can increase the risk of Parkinson’s by 50 percent. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic sifted data on some 2,700 Parkinson’s patients and an equal number of age- and sex-matched healthy individuals and determined that “the SNCA gene is not only a rare cause of autosomal dominant Parkinson’s disease in some families, but also a susceptibility gene for Parkinson’s disease at the population level.” People who have the misfortune of inheriting copies of the gene mutation from both parents—a rare occurrence—will contract Parkinson’s. In the more likely scenario, having only one copy of the mutation increases the risk of the disease, but the disease will only express itself in the presence of other genetic or environmental factors. The researchers estimate that the SNCA gene accounts for roughly 3 percent of all Parkinson’s cases—about the same, they say, “as the population effect of other common variants implicated in Parkinson’s disease.”

Author: Kathryn Ayers

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